Magical Moment Mondays: Morning Stillness

Spring is finally fully enveloping me in its magic and splendor. And there is so much about spring that is magical—particularly in the morning. With the light arriving early and the first flowers sneaking up from the ground, the quiet stillness of spring mornings is perhaps my favorite moment in life. This morning there isContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Morning Stillness”

Flower Fridays: Iris

The first green to sprout in our garden this year is our bearded iris plants—not that we are anywhere near to seeing the flowers. We have a nice assortment of bearded iris that our friend Jackie shared with us that are planted in a spot that gets summer sun. We also have masses of blueContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Iris”

Magical Moment Mondays: Tree Frogs

You know it is spring when in the evening you hear that remarkable sound—tree frogs. Perhaps you know that throbbing, yet somehow relaxing chorus of chirpy, whistling frogs and like it as much as I do. It turns out that I am probably hearing spring peepers or I may be hearing chorus frogs, all speciesContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Tree Frogs”

Flower Fridays: Lilac

I love lilac—the color, the scent and of course the flower. Although we still have several more weeks before lilac bloom around here, I am already anticipating with great glee their spring flowering. And although the color of lilac is, well, lilac, in truth the flowers come in colors from lilac to pink to whiteContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Lilac”

Magical Moment Mondays: First Day Gardening

Hurray! I spent my first day in the garden this year. And what a wonderfully magical moment it was! Although there were still patches of snow around our yard and in parts of our garden, the main flower gardens were clear enough to let the gardening begin! The day was warm enough to go outsideContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: First Day Gardening”